Candidate for Mitcham and Morden
Born in Manila to a Filipina and a Briton, I moved to Morden in 1977 and am honoured to have been chosen as the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Mitcham and Morden. A state secondary school English teacher for thirteen years, a Media Arts university tutor during the completion of my doctorate, and currently a trainee caseworker for a local Deaf and Disabled People's Organisation, as well as a carer for my father, I am driven to help others and, over the years, have gained the kind of experience and skills that I think will help me to represent the constituency’s best interests effectively.
Settling in Morden in 2013 after some time away, I quickly threw myself into civic life - for example, campaigning to save my local hospital, working with my neighbours to beat down an unfair major works bill from our housing association, working with other residents to oppose the inappropriate use of Morden Park by the council, successfully petitioning the council to declare a Climate Emergency, and successfully applying to be on the resulting Climate Emergency Working Group. Joining The People’s Assembly Against Austerity in 2013, I initially sought a political home in the National Health Action Party, but joined the Green Party in 2015 when I realised that climate breakdown and the biodiversity crisis are the most pressing issues of our time and must inform our approach to the future in all areas of life.
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